HVT drug personality nabbed

ZAMBOANGA. Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency backed by policemen on Wednesday, October 28, arrested Avelino Caballar, Jr. (seated), 42, a high-value target drug personality in Zamboanga del Norte. A photo handout shows the PDEA and undercover policemen conduct an inventory of the pieces of evidence seized from Caballar. (SunStar Zamboanga)

OPERATIVES of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) backed by policemen arrested a high-value target (HVT) drug personality in an anti-drug operation in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, a PDEA official said.

PDEA Regional Director Emerson Margate identified the arrested suspect as Avelino Caballar, Jr., 42, listed as HVT of the PDEA in Zamboanga del Norte.

Margate said Caballar was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, October 28, in Purok 3, Balok village, Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte.

He said seized from the possession of the suspects were some P20,400 worth of suspected shabu, four grams of dried marijuana leaves worth P600 and other non-drug evidence.

He said the suspect, who was detained, will be charged for violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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